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Why Me?: The Very Important Emails of Bob Servant

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  146 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Bob Servant is troubled. The economy is collapsing, his health is failing and around his hometown of Broughty Ferry, Bob is struggling to get the respect he deserves. Fortunately his email junk folder is bursting with offers of assistance from around the world. In these genuine emails, Bob Servant looks to the Internet's worst con merchants and charlatans for answers to hi ...more
ebook, 162 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Birlinn Publishers (first published October 1st 2011)
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Jack
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It is amazing and hilarious, it makes me want to sign up for spam email. I can't wait to see the tv show and listen to the radio show.
Simon Peters
A good(ish) idea, but feebly realised. My problem was that I didn't entirely believe the replies. Whether they were just tidied up, or whether they are fiction to one degree or another, I am not sure, but the tome of voice seemed pretty similar throughout. I think I read the first of the 3 books, and thought it was funny. This, the third, is, on the whole, not much in the way of entertainment. It's possible, not being a Scot, that some of the Scottish references mean nothing to me. All in all, a ...more
Tim
Jun 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
At times quite funny. Novel idea and made me want to reply to online scam artists.

However by the end of the book I must confess I was starting to lose interest - some of the jokes started to become a bit repetitive.
Maya Panika
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the moment I started reading this I could not stop laughing; read it in 24 hours, choking with giggles, shaking the bed. Silly and surreal. Funniest thing I've read since I can remember - possibly ever.
Julian
eternal and limitless mirthmaking
Caroline Roberts
A stocking filler book that raised a laugh and helped pas the time on a boring train journey but too repetitive to get more than two stars.
Ragnhild
Dec 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very funny book :D Love this guy's humor. Brilliant! I laught my way through the entire book.
I think I have to check out the two previous books about Bob Servant as well.
Tim Roast
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Why Me? The Very Important Emails of Bob Servant" sees Bob Godzilla Servant, "a former cheeseburger magnate and semi-retired window cleaner," and a 64-year-old resident of the Dundee suburb Broughty Ferry, conversing with spam emailers turning their requests for money, or their looking for a husband, into surreal and funny conversations.

For example there is a conversation about buying 50,000 barrels for $50,000 and how this could put Dundee on the map with Bob supporting his conversation with n
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Rebecca Joy
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Literally had me laughing out loud. As good as it's predecessor 'Delete This At Your Peril'.
Jan
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuing his correspondence with would-be email scammers, Neil Forsyth's alter ego Bob Servant continues to give as good as he gets. Nice book to dip into - very funny.
Jim Clark
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As it says in the Bible, this book would be worth reading just for Bob's suggestion as to how Deadeye the fleet-footed wonderboy should celebrate scoring a goal.
Jude Broad
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you despair when you see your spam folder, take heart from Bob Servant.
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Neil Forsyth was born in Scotland in 1978 and grew up in the much admired city of Dundee. His writing career began in books (a largely forgotten form of communication made famous by Jesus and, separately, Agatha Christie). He has written two novels, Let Them Come Through and San Carlos while Other People’s Money, the true story of the Scottish credit card fraudster Elliot Castro was released in se ...more
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